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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 to Tuesday, July 16, 2019

$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship (Event #73)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $80,548,600
  • Entries: 8,569
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, July 12, 2019 2:38 AM Local Time
Su Busts Greenwood in Memorable Pot, Trails Marchington and Ensan Going to Day 7

Timothy Su

Timothy Su said, to be honest, there wasn't much thought behind the pot of the tournament thus far at the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event.

When big blind Sam Greenwood three-bet his cutoff open, Su made a reasonable call with ten-nine suited — that much everyone would understand. After flopping an open-ended straight draw, Su continued to play it standard with a call. When the board paired on the turn, though, he went off-script, shoving over Greenwood's bet.

After the high-stakes legend called it off with aces up, it created the pot that would swing the tournament one way or the other. More than 80 percent of the time, one of the world's finest no-limit players would have the chip lead and north of 100 big blinds in the biggest tournament on the planet. The other 20 percent or so, a little-known software developer with just a few thousand in cashes would rocket above the rest of the competitors and eliminate arguably the most skilled player remaining.

As fate would have it, the latter scenario unfolded. Su made his straight on the river, leaving shocked onlookers both live and online abuzz about the massive inflection point in the tournament.

Su said he was just trying to take advantage of a pay jump and put some pressure on Greenwood, since he thought Greenwood had plenty of bet-folds in his range.

Sam Greenwood bust out
Sam Greenwood bust out

"He had one of the best hands to call it off with," Su said. "The cards determined where the money went."

After they went to Su, he looked to be in the driver's seat to repeat his status as chip leader to end the night. However, by the time the players put chips in bags at 2 a.m. on Friday, his 34,350,000 was only third-best after Nicholas Marchington (39,800,000) and European Poker Tour standout Hossein Ensan (34,500,000).

Marchington leads the final 35 heading into Day 7.
Marchington leads the final 35 heading into Day 7.

Like Su, Marchington is a first-timer in the Main Event. An online cash player by trade, Marchington described the atmosphere in the Main Event as "awesome."

"I'm at a loss for words," he said when asked what it means to be leading at this juncture. "I could never have imagined it but here I am.

"The support from home has been great. Obviously at first, a lot of my family wasn't sure about me playing poker for a living. But not only with this score, just the result kind of shows that I made the right decision."

If Marchington can make it through 34 more opponents, he'll have 10 million pieces of evidence. However, much work still remains as his lead is far from safe. The counts have tightened and around 10 players could double through him and immediately assume the lead.

Furthermore, despite the eliminations of Greenwood and the likes of Antonio Esfandiari, Jake Schindler and Alex Foxen on Day 6, some seasoned competitors still remain. Dario Sammartino, Preben Stokkan and Yuri Dzivielevski are some of the most recognizable grinders remaining, and few would blink an eye if any of them became world champion.

Thirty-five remain and only nine will advance to the final table. Day 7 play begins at noon on Friday and promises to be the lengthiest stretch of poker played yet in this most marathon of tournaments. Come back to PokerNews to see who will remain in contention for $10 million.

Main Event Field
Main Event Field
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:14 AM Local Time
Day 7 Seating Draw
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4081Mihai ManoleRomania9,700,00032
4082Marcelo CudosArgentina9,450,00032
4083Kevin MaahsUnited States19,550,00065
4084Zhen CaiUnited States18,275,00061
4085Preben StokkanNorway14,600,00049
4086-- empty --------
4087Duey DuongUnited States21,650,00072
4088Enrico RudelitzGermany15,800,00053
4089Michael NiwinskiCanada18,900,00063
4091Viktor RauAustria13,600,00045
4092Christopher BartonUnited States4,350,00015
4093Austin LewisUnited States9,350,00031
4094Mario NavarroSpain8,150,00027
4095Dario SammartinoItaly19,850,00066
4096Timothy SuUnited States34,350,000115
4097Oliver BithellUnited Kingdom8,075,00027
4098Henry LuUnited States25,525,00085
4099Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil13,750,00046
4101Luke GrahamUnited States16,300,00054
4102Zackary KoerperUnited States10,075,00034
4103Milos SkrbicSerbia31,450,000105
4104Steven ParrottUnited States1,825,0006
4105Garry GatesUnited States25,025,00083
4106Nicholas MarchingtonUnited Kingdom39,800,000133
4107Alex LivingstonCanada2,800,0009
4108Christopher AhrensGermany7,275,00024
4109Thomer PidunGermany3,625,00012
4111Paul DhaliwalCanada6,225,00021
4112Hossein EnsanGermany34,500,000115
4113Corey BurbickUnited States7,250,00024
4114Hiroki NawaJapan10,250,00034
4115Warwick MirzikinianAustralia20,700,00069
4116Johnathan DempseyUnited States6,500,00022
4117Nicholas DaniasUnited Kingdom11,550,00039
4118Daniel CharltonUnited Kingdom9,725,00032
4119Robert HeidornGermany7,625,00025
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:11 AM Local Time
End-of-Day 6 Chip Counts
Nick Marchington39,800,0000
Hossein Ensan34,500,0001,750,000
Timothy Su34,350,0001,325,000
Milos Skrbic31,450,0004,950,000
Henry Lu25,525,000375,000
Garry Gates25,025,000525,000
Duey Duong21,650,000675,000
Warwick Mirzikinian20,700,0001,525,000
Dario Sammartino19,850,000725,000
Kevin Maahs19,550,000-5,500,000
Michael Niwinski18,900,000-350,000
Zhen Cai18,275,0003,975,000
Luke Graham16,300,0006,475,000
Enrico Rudelitz15,800,0002,300,000
Preben Stokkan14,600,0000
Yuri Dzivielevski13,750,000-3,150,000
Viktor Rau13,600,000600,000
Nicholas Danias11,550,0000
Hiroki Nawa10,250,000200,000
Zackary Koerper10,075,000150,000
Daniel Charlton9,725,0001,725,000
Mihai Manole9,700,0000
Marcelo Cudos9,450,000-1,050,000
Austin Lewis9,350,000-950,000
Mario Navarro8,150,0001,125,000
Oliver Bithell8,075,000-8,225,000
Robert Heidorn7,625,0001,025,000
Christopher Ahrens7,275,0001,575,000
Corey Burbick7,250,000-1,750,000
Johnathan Dempsey6,500,0001,625,000
Paul Dhaliwal6,225,000700,000
Christopher Barton4,350,00050,000
Thomer Pidun3,625,000-1,975,000
Alex Livingston2,800,000-2,575,000
Steven Parrott1,825,000-125,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:06 AM Local Time
Ryan Yu Eliminated in 36th Place ($261,430)

Ryan Yu

Ryan Yu had been taking his time on the short stack and the clock was called on him for the second time.

In the penultimate hand of the night, he then shoved the button for 3,500,000 and Mihai Manole asked for a count in the small blind before moving all in himself.

Ryan Yu:   
Mihai Manole:   

The board came       and Yu was eliminated in 36th place for $261,430.

Ryan Yu and Mihai Manole
Ryan Yu and Mihai Manole
Mihai Manole9,700,0002,900,000
Ryan Yu0-5,400,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:01 AM Local Time
Stokkan Gets the Fold

Yuri Dzivielevski raised to 550,000 from the hijack and Preben Stokkan three-bet to 1,900,000 in the small blind. The big blind folded and Dzivielevski made the call.

The flop came    , Stokkan continued with a bet of 1,400,000 which Dzivielevski called.

The turn brought them the  , Stokkan now barreled a bet of 2,700,000 over the line. Dzivielevski contemplated his options for a while but opted to fold in the end.

Prebben Stokkan and Yuri Dzivielevski
Prebben Stokkan and Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski16,900,000-3,100,000
Preben Stokkan14,600,0003,000,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:59 AM Local Time
Ian Pelz Eliminated in 37th Place ($211,945)

Ian Pelz

Ian Pelz raised to 600,000 from the hijack, Nicholas Marchington three-bet to 1,500,000 from the cutoff, Pelz four-bet shoved for about 4,950,000 and Marchington called.


The board came down      , giving Marchington a set of sevens to eliminate Pelz in 37th place.

Nick Marchington39,800,0005,100,000
Ian Pelz0-4,950,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:58 AM Local Time
Lu Scoops Another Pot

The flop read     with almost 3,600,000 in the middle already.

Henry Lu bet 1,200,000 from the cutoff which Zackary Koerper called on the button.

They both checked through the   on the turn to the   on the river. Lu now fired a bet of 3,200,000 into the pot for Koerper to fold to.

Henry Lu25,150,0003,650,000
Zackary Koerper9,925,000-2,725,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:50 AM Local Time
Ensan Back-Calls with a Straight

Three players headed to the flop of     and the action checked around to the   on the turn. Steven Parrott from the big blind and Hossein Ensan fired out a bet of 800,000 from under the gun. Duey Duong called on the button along with Parrott.

The   paired the board on the river and the action checked to Duong who counted out a bet of 3,400,000. Parrott thought for a minute before making the call and Ensan called much quicker. Duong hesitated to show his hand and Parrott rolled over   . Ensan tabled    for a straight and was awarded the pot.

Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan32,750,00010,775,000
Duey Duong20,975,000-5,025,000
Steven Parrott1,950,000-11,450,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:50 AM Local Time
Four More Hands

The Tournament Director has announced that there will be four more hands remaining on Day 6 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.

Friday, July 12, 2019 1:45 AM Local Time
Rudelitz vs. Heidorn

Enrico Rudelitz limped the small blind and Robert Heidorn checked his option.

The flop landed     and Rudelitz led for 250,000 and Heidorn called.

The turn fell the   and Rudelitz checked. Heidorn bet 575,000, and Rudelitz called as the   fell on the river.

Rudelitz led for 1,500,000, and after about a minute of deliberation, Heidorn mucked.

Enrico Rudelitz13,500,000100,000
Robert Heidorn6,600,0001,350,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:45 AM Local Time
Atlee Jones Eliminated in 38th Place ($211,945)

Atlee Jones

Yuri Dzivielevski raised to 500,000 and Atlee Jones got his short stack in from the big blind. Dzivielevski asked for a count and once it was determined to be for 1,775,000 in total, he made the call.

Atlee Jones:   
Yuri Dzivielevski:   

"We are live," the rail of Jones said when they spotted the cards in the showdown and added "diamonds are good" on the     flop. Jones took the lead on the   turn while Dzivielevski had a flush draw.

It was not the spade that ended the tournament of Jones, but the   that came on the river, sending him to the rail in 38th place for $211,945.

Atlee Jones
Atlee Jones
Yuri Dzivielevski14,500,0002,000,000
Atlee Jones0-4,600,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:41 AM Local Time
Cai Climbing After Getting River Value

Duey Duong checked in the big blind on      and called 1,350,000 from Zhen Cai in the cutoff. Duong checked the   river and Zhen bet 2.8 million. Duong called almost immediately and Zhen showed    for a straight. Duong mucked    face up.

Duey Duong26,000,0002,250,000
Zhen Cai19,800,0005,500,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:37 AM Local Time
Small Pots for Dzivielevski and Cudos

Yuri Dzivielevski raised to 500,000 and Preben Stokkan called in the big blind. On a flop of    , Stokkan check-called a bet of 900,000 and they ended up checking through the   turn and   river. Stokkan showed    and Dzivielevski had that beat with   .

Over on table 472, Marcelo Cudos made it 625,000 to go and Timothy Su called from the big blind. Su check-called bets of 475,000 on the     flop and 1,300,000 on the   turn. The   river was checked and Su announced a pair, turned over the   . Cudos tabled the winning hand in    and his rail from Argentina started clapping.

Timothy Su33,025,000-1,975,000
Yuri Dzivielevski12,500,0001,200,000
Preben Stokkan11,600,000-250,000
Marcelo Cudos10,500,0002,450,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:34 AM Local Time
Pelz Doubles Through Marchington

Ian Pelz

Ian Pelz raised all in for 2,225,000 from the button and Nicholas Marchington called from the small blind with   , trailing Pelz's   .

The board came down      , safe for Pelz to double up.

Ian Pelz
Ian Pelz
Nick Marchington34,700,000-2,300,000
Ian Pelz4,950,0001,875,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:28 AM Local Time
Graham Doubles Through Dzivielevski

Luke Graham

Luke Graham shoved from the hijack and Yuri Dzivielevski asked for a count from the cutoff. The dealer confirmed how much Graham had, which was 4,775,000. Dzivielevski called while the rest of the table folded.

Luke Graham:   
Yuri Dzivielevski:   

The board ran out       for Graham to find an ace on the turn to stay alive and double up.

The dealer dissected one of Graham's stack and concluded they were only 19 high so Graham was all-in for 4,600,000 exactly, which Dzivielevski paid up.

Luke Graham
Luke Graham
Yuri Dzivielevski11,300,000-4,300,000
Luke Graham9,825,0005,225,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:28 AM Local Time
Rudelitz Shoves on Barton

Action folded to Christopher Barton in the small blind, and he raised to 600,000.

Enrico Rudelitz called from the big blind, and the flop landed    .

Barton continued for 1,500,000 and Rudelitz announced he was all in for roughly 10 million, and Barton folded.

Enrico Rudelitz13,400,0003,500,000
Christopher Barton4,300,000-4,425,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:25 AM Local Time
Burbick Takes from Cai

Zhen Cai raised to 700,000 from the button and Corey Burbick called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Burbick check-called 450,000 from Cai.

The turn was the   and Burbick check-called 1,000,000 from Cai.

The river was the   and both players checked.

Burbick tabled    for aces and fives, Cai mucked and Burbick won the pot.

Zhen Cai14,300,000-1,750,000
Corey Burbick9,000,0001,975,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:24 AM Local Time
Lucky Turn for Lewis

Warwick Mirzikinian opened for 650,000 early and Austin Lewis defended the big blind. Lewis check-called 700,000 on the     flop. On the   turn, both players checked, and a   arrived. Lewis bet 1.1 million and Mirzikinian called, though he appeared less than pleased.

Lewis tabled    for a full house, and Mirzikinian flashed the  .

Warwick Mirzikinian19,175,000-2,125,000
Austin Lewis10,300,0004,000,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:20 AM Local Time
Bithell Gets Chips Back

Hiroki Nawa and Oliver Bithell

Oliver Bithell raised to 525,000 from under the gun and Hiroki Nawa defended his big blind.

They both checked through the     to see the   pair the board up on the turn. Nawa bet 325,000 and Bithell called.

The river completed the board with the  , Nawa continued with a bet of 400,000 but Bithell decided to raise to 2,200,000. This sent Nawa into the tank for several minutes, during which he stared at Bithell a few times and was stared right back at. After a while, Bithell decided to call the clock on him. The floor came over, the dealer explained the situation, and the floor gave Nawa 30 seconds to make a decision. The floor started counting down from five and eventually declared the hand dead.

Hiroki Nawa and Oliver Bithell
Hiroki Nawa and Oliver Bithell
Oliver Bithell16,300,0000
Hiroki Nawa10,050,000-250,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:15 AM Local Time
Heidorn Doubles Through Pelz

Robert Heidorn shoved all in from the small blind for 2,500,000 and Ian Pelz called in the big blind


The board ran out       and Heidorn made runner-runner two pair to double through.

Robert Heidorn5,250,0001,500,000
Ian Pelz3,075,000-2,650,000